Saturday, August 22, 2020

Limited Travel ....

 Hello friends, I’ve done ZERO traveling during the COVID19 stuff - and now - finally decided to visit my dear friends in Charlottesville, VA.  We have both been “good”, working at home, only go to grocery store, ALWAYS wear a mask. We are playing with our Vitamix Machines and making amazing things such as fresh strawberry ice cream, hummus and a few other goodies.

We’ll be putting together some of my Stampin Up card kits too!  If you want want go to 

Be safe, wash your paws and keep in touch,


Saturday, June 20, 2020

de Quervains & life as a crafter

Hello friends, 

I decided to start my blog back up — then THIS flairs up.  I have de Quervains tenosynovitis in both of my wrists.  Luckily, they don’t flair up at the same time.  Right now my right wrist is hurting quite a lot.  I had a steroid injection in it today - surgery is “someday” when things are more normal.  

Oddly, the things I do for stress relief are the things that cause the problem - egg, chicken - chicken , egg.  So I ice it an take Aleve and wear a brace.  Less crafting and typing for now .... 

If you want to learn more - and watch for it yourself, read the info below.  

I’ll update as I can - thanks for supporting me — Chrisi 

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Weird World ....

Well now I know it’s been TOO long.  I’m a crappy blogger and I’m sorry.

That said, I want to do better.  I want to BE better.

I’m still a Stampin Up demonstrator and would love you to check out the new stuff at

I’m still a pup mom to now one named Charly.  She’s 2 years old and ADORBS.  Pix below of before and after grooming.  She has angry eyes, but she’s not really mad .... I don’t think.

YOU, those who follow me, I hope you’ll still with me while I keep trying this and I am hoping to do more crafting during these strange, strange times of COVID19, civil unrest and social distancing.

Thanks - Chrisi

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Hope you remember me .....


I hope you all forgive me and are still around to read my postings.  I'm starting it up again because I've got some great stuff to share!

I've been invited to join the DESIGN TEAM for a new stamp company and it's so exciting.  It's called A Way With Words - cool huh?    These are stamp sets with just the PERFECT words for all sorts of occasions.

You can check it out here:

This is the first amazing set called Awesome Sauce - I'll be posting samples soon and you'll also see links to other design team members so you can get lots of great ideas!  

I sure hope you'll support our efforts and enjoy the postings of the new stuff and let your creativity run wild!

Lots more soon - honest!  Chrisi

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin Up!


Again sorry it's been so long since I've posted.  I'm crafting but my home PC is XP and it's not replaced yet - and the iPad, while cool, not so friendly with the blog posting!

I'd like to invite my friends to join me in the Paper Pumpkin experience.  It's a monthly paper crafting kit.  You get a project that will take you less than 30 minutes to complete.  It comes with a small set of stamps each month.  I think it's going to be a blast!

You can sign up at my personal Paper Pumpkin page:

Or you can go to my demonstrator site

More soon - honest! - Chrisi

Monday, February 24, 2014

Storybook Friends - cutesy but still ....

Hello, This is a card I made from a Stampin Up clear set in the current catalog. I colored them with colored pencils and blended a bit. 

At first I thought it too cutesy but then it made such great cards .... how could I argue? Enjoy - Chrisi

Monday, February 10, 2014

OMG Remember Me?

Hello there,  hopefully someone will see this!  It's been a long time and I'm sorry.  I'm a terrible blogger!

Here is a card I made for my co-workers.  It's stamped with a new Impression Obsessions stamp and colored with pencils.  - Enjoy - Chrisi

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